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August 5th, 2011
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy collaborates with just about anyone, the latest being his two sons. His latest side-project is called The Raccoonists and it features three Tweedys: Jeff, Sam and Spencer. The band’s first release is a song called “Own It,” which is featured as a B-side on the latest entry in Deerhoof’s collaborative single series for Polyvinyl (Jeff sings over their track “Behold a Raccoon in the Darkness” on the A-side). (Via Pitchfork)
Last month, The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn announced he was planning to release a solo album. Anyone expecting a set of tunes in line with his band’s anthemic bar rock though will be surprised to learn that Finn is choosing a different direction. “They’re definitely different, more reserved, quieter, more focused on the narrative, storytelling, lyrical thing, I’d say,” he says. “They lean a little towards Americana; there’s pedal steel on a lot of the songs. A little more wide-open, a little less anthemic or celebratory. There are some rock songs and some qualities that will definitely appeal to Hold Steady fans.” (Via MTVHive)
In the latest round of WTF? collaborations, Kasabian have teamed up with LL Cool J for a version of their new single “Days Are Forgotten.” The song will not be included on their forthcoming album, Velociraptor!, but as a B-side to the single. (Via NME)
One of the slickest dudes on the planet, Dâm-Funk, will embark on a North American tour at the end of the month until November. He’ll bring his “funkmosphere” to Canada for five dates, stopping off in Calgary, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. (Via Exclaim!)
Finally, Lollapalooza, which is currently underway in Chicago, has announced today that they will be expanding the festival to Brazil. After a successful stint in Chile earlier this year (which will return next year on March 31st and April 1st), the festival will continue its South American run in São Paulo, Brazil on the 7th and 8th of April, 2012, at the Jockey Club de São Paulo. (Via Consequence of Sound)Tweet